Chaozhou 潮州

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Cháozhōu 潮州

Other names include: Hǎiyáng County 海陽縣 (historical name); Ch'ao-chou, Chiuchow, Teochew (historical romanizations)

Nearby Locations:
  • Cháo'ān 潮安
  • Shàntóu 汕頭
  • Guǎngdōng 廣東
  • Hong Kong 香港
South China Region
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Cháozhōu 潮州 is a prefecture-level city in Guǎngdōng 廣東 province in southern China.

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Other Notes

  • The controversial lay teacher of esoteric Buddhism, Wáng Hóngyuàn 王弘願 (1876-1937), lived almost all of his life here
  • Chúnmì 純密 was born here in 1901
  • Yíguāng 怡光 lived here in the 1910s and 1920s, and was abbot of Kāiyuán Temple 開元寺
  • The Japanese Shingon 東密 master Gonda Raifu 權田雷斧 gave esoteric initiation here in 1924
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